Bill Selvidge

Bill Selvidge

Emeritus Professor of Intercultural Studies

Bill Selvidge

Bill Selvidge

Emeritus Professor of Intercultural Studies
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I understand my call to cross-cultural ministry, following global missionary service in the Church of the Nazarene, to now be to teach cross-cultural concepts in various educational institutions and venues of the church. Some of my most meaningful fulfilling of this ongoing call is to see students learn to broaden their worldview and to learn how to exegete the various contexts of ministry.

Review Essay: (Co-authored with Douglas S. Hardy), Recent Work on Spirituality and Mission, Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, 6:1 (Spring 2013), 109-121.

The Missio Dei in Culture, a chapter in Keith Schwanz and Joseph Coleson, eds. Missio Dei: A Wesleyan Understanding (Kansas City, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2011)

Assistant editor, Working Papers of the American Society of Missiology, Volumes I-V (2015-2017)

Recent Presentations:
2010 June PALCON at MidAmerica Nazarene University “Asking and Listening: How the Social Sciences Can Help Us Understand Our Missional Context”

2016 June Presentation at Black Nazarene Pastors Conference, Communicating Well in The Multicultural Congregation”, one of the presentations by the Multicultural Congregations Committee.

2016 July Bible/Theology teacher at the Michigan District Family Camp. “Listening for God’s Heart”


DMiss, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MDiv, Nazarene Theological Seminary
BA, Olivet Nazarene College
Certificate in Chinese Language, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Academic Affiliations

American Society of Missiology
Association of Professors of Mission
Wesleyan Theological Society

Teaching/Research Interests

Missiology, application of the social sciences to Christian Ministry, understanding indigenous religions, qualitative research methods, the Chinese Church

Classes Taught

Cultural Anthropology
Ethnographic Research Methods
Folk Religions
Foundations of Missions
The Church in Asia


Elder, Church of the Nazarene

Local Church Involvement

English tutor in ESL Sunday School

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